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Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by Homeless Action Resource Project

Southend-on-sea, Essex United Kingdom
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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

HARP is a dynamic Southend-on-Sea charity working to reduce and prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 1100 lives every year on average.

We are recruiting two new staff members to join our Floating Support services in Southend:


Starting salary at Point 17, £18672 rising incrementally to Point 20, £19819 per annum (Pro rata)

Contract Type: Temporary 31 March 2020. 21 hours per week

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will provide tenancy sustainment support for rough sleepers with low/medium levels of needs who are leaving the street, former rough sleepers leaving hostels and those at imminent risk of sleeping rough who are housed in the private rented sector, housing association or council homes. This will include many individuals who have not previously been supported by HARP, or been through our Pathway to Independence program.

Support will include, but not limited to:

  • developing independent living skills
  • learning to manage a tenancy and adhere to tenancy terms including paying rent
  • learning to budget
  • support and signposting to claims benefits
  • to develop and cultivate support networks
  • signposting into education
  • signposting to other agencies for help and support

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, to develop your career and contribution to our clients and of course the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues that strive to transform lives.

Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People's Pension. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution.

Closing date: 22 nd February 2019 - Midday

Shortlisting: 25 th February 2019

Interview date: 6 th March 2019

If you are interested in one of these positions the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional 'Know How' required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below.

To apply for this position, please download an application from our website clicking on the "Get Involved" tab by clicking apply.

Charity No:

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Reference: 634855368